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Dread: Dredd


As the iron fist of the Justice Department tightens its grip on the people of Mega-City One, there stirs once again movement towards democracy. As pro-democracy agitators, now is the time to take a stand for self-governance.

Because now you have Walter, a former Justice Department droid and somewhat reluctant co-conspirator who has damaging information about the judges. Information the public must hear. And you will deliver it to them, today, at the opening game of the first Aeroball season in decades.

All of Mega-City One will be watching. The judges will be unable to pre-emptively shutdown the broadcast for fear of citywide riots. It is the perfect opportunity.

Never has democracy stood a better chance.


Designed specifically for 2000 AD’s 45th anniversary by original Dread writer Epidiah Ravachol, Dread: Dredd brings the ENNIE award-winning RPG to the iconic world of 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd.

One player takes on the role of the Host, tasked with representing the mayhem and magnificence of Mega-City One and its inhabitants. The other players act as characters living in the shadow of the Statue of Judgement, doing whatever it takes to thrive and survive.

Of course, surviving isn’t always so easy. When the players are faced with difficult or dangerous actions, they must pull wooden blocks from a tower to discover whether they succeed. If the tower comes crashing down, their character dies. The stakes are high when you take on the Judges but there is some hope in your new character abilities, reflecting the city’s wide range of inhabitants.

The PDF contains everything you need to run this standalone adventure – adapted Dread rules, pre-created character sheets, the Adventure booklet, and an Encounter list for the Host to refer to throughout the game. Just add a block tower and your gaming group and you’re good to go!

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Jay L April 14, 2022 9:13 am UTC
Quick question because I have never played Dread if a player makes the tower fall and their character dies does that mean the Host has to rebuild the tower for the other players, and if so doesn't the tower then go back to full meaning that tasks are simpler from that point onwards? Or do all characters die and the game ends if the tower falls?
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Duncan M April 14, 2022 2:26 pm UTC
The towers are rebuilt when they fall but some blocks are always immediately pulled, making them unstable again.
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Robert R April 12, 2022 12:46 am UTC
"... acting as Judge, Jury, and Executioner. They are the law, and the law is whatever they want it to be. Unavoidable. Unaccountable. And the toughest of them all is Judge Dredd."

Wow, I have to question if the writer of that description has read Judge Dredd. (The graphic novels or pages in the 2000AD magazine, not those horrible movies.)

Yes, the judges act as Judge, Jury, and if necessary, Executioner. The policy is to capture perps alive whenever possible.

They are the law, and the law is the law, it's codified and recorded, with sentencing guidelines and all judges are expected to absolutely follow it.

Unavoidable. Meh, plenty of perps get away with criminal activity for years without getting caught, but most are.

Unaccountable. Not even vaguely true, the judges are accountable to the law and must obey it, sentencing for judges that break the law is very harsh for those that broke the law and are now ex-judges.
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Duncan M April 14, 2022 2:40 pm UTC
I suggest you take a look at these classic Judge Dredd storylines for an alternate take: "The Apocalypse War" (80s), "America" (90s), "Tour of Duty" (00s), or "The Small House" (10s).
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